His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master Prince Laurent as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill.
On the brink of a momentous battle, the future of both their countries hangs in the balance. In the south, Kastor's forces are massing. In the north, the Regent's armies are mobilising for war. Damen's only hope of ...more
Review probably to come. :')
Aaaaaand we have an anticipation increasing blurb! And according to Penguin CP 3 will be 384 pages.:D
Official publication date for CP 3: 02-02-2016.
I. N. T. E. N. S. E.!!!
If I had to describe “King’s Rising” with one word it most certainly would be this one! This book was so damn freaking intense the tension was physically palpable in the air. It dripped from every single page, it consumed me, made me feel uncomfortable, giddy and so excited I could barely keep it in.
Gosh this was actually so damn intense it will t ...more
This book sees both Damen and Laurent fighting to reclaim their kingdoms. Despite their differences, the two are forced into a tenuous alliance. They need one another, if either of them hopes to succeed. This makes for plenty of emotional highs and lows along the way as the tw ...more
No rating. For now. Up until the 80% mark this was five stars all the way. But that ending...
I feel like I should add more here, so I will. If I were forced to rate this now, based on the series as a whole, this would be a solid four stars. I guess what I'm saying is don't let this review concern you or keep you from reading these books. This ending is perfectly satisfactory. For most books. But after the level of brilliance in the second one in this series, it just can't compare. It was too nea ...more
It's official....Laurent and Damen are up there as one of my favourite M/M couples.This series was everything I hoped it would be and this book is definitely the best in the series.....
First thing,a MASSIVE thank you to Em for lending me this series.The price definitely put me off.
I really can't explain how much I loved this story.So,with 3 books in the series it's the ultimate slow burn.
Enemies to lovers that's so compelling and captivating.The scene setting was beautiful,the characters(while n ...more
My first thought after I slightly recovered (heavy emphasis on ‘slightly’) from the Captive Prince magic was, “This deserves a movie series!”
And, “Why isn’t there a movie series yet?”
Deviantart by: chiihun
Because no series is this vividly detailed yet deceptively good. From the onset, Pacat had created this intricate web – so perfectly woven and exquisitely...more
Involvement : I just binge read the three books in two days. I'm pretty sure that it speaks for itself. If not, DUH, these books are more addictive than Nutella.
Exhilaration : You can't even imagine how deep I fell for Laurent. Give me a tortured, complex end borderline psycho heart, I'll be intrigued. Add a twisted and convoluted mind, I'll lose my breathe. Make him genuinely smile and I'll love him forever. God, how he made me la ...more
#1 Captive Prince ★★★★★
#2 Prince's Gambit ★★★★★
#3 King's Rising ★★★★★
Spoilers ahead for the first two books!
A kingdom, or this.
Holy hell. I was not ready for this series to end. What I wouldn't give for a fourth book, even if it was just full of domestic fluff and precious, tender little moments. I would pay good money for a limitless supply of Laurent's wicked snark and Damen's kindness. When I began this series, I never could have guessed that it would mean so much to me. I expected a ...more
Let it be known that the Captive Prince series is something beautiful, precious, heady and spectacular. I want the whole world to read this, and people, I'm going to do it. I'm going to rave about this series so much that everyone will end up reading it just to shut me up.
(I won't stop even then, though.)
I have already s ...more
‘Laurent of Vere. They say you’re frigid. They say you rebuff all your suitors, that no man has been good enough to prise your legs apart. I believe you thought it would be brutish and physical, and maybe a part of you even wanted it that way. But you and I both know that Damen does not make love like that. He took you slowly. He kissed you until you started to want it.’...more
Laurent said, ‘Don’t stop on my account.’
‘You let him undress you. You let him put his hands on you. They say you hat
✅ Sexual tension and sweet romance (M/M)
✅ Political scheming
✅ Action and war
❗️❗️ This series is highly addictive
I decided to give this series a try and to read the first book because it was intriguing, and here I am, 36 hours later, having just finished the third book of this series and wondering why I didn't read it sooner.
Kings Rising is a book full of deceptions, fights, and unexpected turns. The plot is so compelling and so full of twists, some of t ...more
I was clearly asleep when i rated this book 4.5 stars. After the best giant buddy (re) read, i have seen the errors of my rating.
Bumping it up to:
7+++++++ STAN stars
This series is so good i can't even express how good it is.. I can't EVEN!!!!
The Characterization and character development is out of this world.
The story - every word written in this series has a meaning and a deeper meaning.
The world building and everything else in this series.
The MC's - Damen and Laurent, they ...more
my 2019 wishlist
1. world peace
2. a niffler
3. a solid 7 more books in this series
sincerely, a now emotionally unstable Sarah
But honestly, this series grew exponentially better with each book, and I would give my first born child for just a few more books so I can see Damen and Laurent thrive.
THAT'S IT??? ARE YOU SERIOUS? WHHHHHYYYYYY!!!!
For centuries wars were won this way - two countries fighting for one cause - to destroy their real enemies.
War is caused by several things but the most common is the hunger for power.
If you get a taste of it there is a craving, a longing that destroys your soul.
It makes you ruthless, makes you lose your loyalty and makes you forget that there is something other than power - like family or love.
Being betra ...more
C.S. Pacat destroyed me. I am in ruins. What is life after finishing the Captive Prince trilogy?
I don’t know and I honestly don’t know if I want to find out.
Should we list some of the evidence that supports the claim that this series made me borderline insane?
1. I lived off Girl Scout cookies and minimal social interactions while reading this. I couldn’t fathom communicating with my boyfriend let alone bein ...more
5 ‘A kingdom or this?’ – ‘It was one kingdom, once.’ 🌟
BR with the darling Saint Monique! Thank you for being such an amazing reading buddy and for being patient with my messages that are just mostly me screaming about our babies 🙈 I fully believe that this series wouldn’t be what it is for me if I didn’t have you to gush about our kingly babies with! 🧡💙🧡💙
Now, fanart of our kingly babies to bless everyone’s eyes:
Ye Tune Kya Kiya with English translation! ...more
Can I just say I'm simply drunk on love for these two? As amazing as ever! Seriously, the greatest trilogy of all time when it comes to MM romance. If you still haven't this one, you are seriously missing out! You know why I love rereading my favorite books? Because you always realize new things, new depths of emotions the characters develop for reach other and new perspectives. I saw more of Laurent's way of thinking and unspoken words this time I reread. He really is a so ...more
I'll just come right out and say it. The second book was by far my favorite.
In this third and final book, Damen's true identity of Damianos has been revealed to all, then he and Laurent had to work together to, once and for all, outwit both the Regent and 'King' Kastor.
I enjoyed watching Damen's battle-tested friendships with members of the Vere army being re-forged, after their discovery that he was their 'Prince-killer.'
I also enjoyed watching Laurent, the 'spoiled Prince,' win over the mo ...more
➦I've been meaning to read this trilogy for a long time and now, finally, I've read all three books back to back. This will be a quick review of the trilogy as a whole.
➦My overall impression was positive. But I was surprised by a couple of things. I've expected this fantasy to have, well, more fantasy?
➦This felt a bit like... like... Game of Thrones pumped full of testosterone and minus the dragons. Or magic. Ok, forget it, it wasn't like GoT. But there was a battle for the throne (or two) and i ...more
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Born in Australia and educated at the University of Melbourne, C.S. Pacat has lived in a number of cities, including Tokyo and Perugia, and currently resides and writes in Melbourne.